BBC reporter reveals ‘astonishing’ star is ‘getting very close’ to the first team ahead of Norwich City clash

Liverpool signed Harvey Elliott from Fulham and they haven’t looked back ever since and he’s set to play a role for the Reds this season.

When he rolled the ball between his legs and then cut it back inside and whipped the ball against the post, fans were blown away.

We all know that Elliott is a talented player but it was the first time he got to do it in front of a packed Anfield crowd and it felt like a big moment.

Hopefully, Jurgen Klopp continues to put his trust in the teenager and plays him against Norwich City as that would be an incredible moment for him.

Don Hutchison told BBC Radio 5 Live Sport that Jason McAteer has been telling him about Elliott’s ‘astonishing’ upturn in form this summer.

He said: “I have been speaking to Jason McAteer who has been following Liverpool throughout pre-season.

“He said the upturn in form with Harvey Elliott has been astonishing.

“He was brilliant last season on loan and he said ‘he is starting to look like a first-teamer and getting very close’.”

Elliott scored seven goals and assisted twelve last season but the consensus was that he needed a loan with a Premier League team before making the step up to the Liverpool first team.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Harvey Elliott of Liverpool during the pre season friendly match between Liverpool and Athletic Club at Anfield on August 08, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 08: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Harvey Elliott of Liverpool during the pre season friendly match between Liverpool and Athletic Club at Anfield on August 08, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Now, after impressing immensely during pre-season, it feels as though he is ready to stay with Liverpool and could make a real impact for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Elliot can play on the right-wing and so will provide cover for Mohamed Salah and as he’s shown this summer, he can also do a job as a no.8 and there’s no doubting that he’d be effective as a no.10.

The Reds have a really talented player on their hands and it’s really thrilling to think that he could join Trent Alexander-Arnold and Curtis Jones in the starting XI in a few years’ time.

Of course, the latter is yet to make that jump himself but he’s made great strides over the last year which came after Liverpool kept him instead of sending him out on loan and the same could happen with Elliott.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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